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Integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD (National Academic Depository)

Published on April 22, 2018
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository in order to make education system in India more transparent.
  • This integration was launched by the Union External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swaraj.

What is e-SANAD?

  • e-SANAD is a project being implemented by NIC (National Information Centre) in coordination with CBSE, state/UTs and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a phased manner.
  • It is aimed at online submission/verification of documents in order to extend contact less, cashless, faceless and paperless document attestation service.
  • Using it any type of document viz personal, educational or commercial can be authenticated and apostilled. The document should be available in the digital repository for getting attestation/apostille through e-SANAD.
  • Users need to register in the e-SANAD portal for accessing these services.
  • This would be further extended to Indians residing abroad in a phased manner. 
  • e-SANAD is currently operational in five passport offices and in Attestation Section, CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The e-Sanad, will start with CBSE depository (for years 2014 & onwards) and verification of the CBSE documents would be done online.

NAD (National Academic Depository)

  • NAD is 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz. diplomas certificates, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic boards, institutions, eligibility assessment bodies.
  • It ensures easy access to and retrieval of academic award and validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
  • NAD comprises of two interoperable digital depositories-
    • NSDL Database Management Limited (NDML) 
    • CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL)
  • These digital depositories have ensured hardware, network facilities and software of prescribed quality for smooth and secured operationalisation of NAD.
  • The UGC has signed a tripartite agreement with the NDML and CVL for operationalising NAD.
  • NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
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